Bridge, Highway & Rail News

EECO III / McLaren Team Selected for NYSDOT Region 8 Bundled Bridges Design-Build Contract

The ECCO III Enterprises, Inc. (ECCO III) / McLaren Team has begun work on a $40 million New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) 6 Bundled Bridges Design-Build Contract in Region 8 (located in Westchester and Orange Counties). The contract includes one (1) bridge rehabilitation, one (1) superstructure replacement, and four (4) full replacements on existing alignment as well as highway approach design work.

McLaren Helped Reopen the Historic Oak Tree Road Bridge

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McLaren provided a plethora of services to assist in the rehabilitation of this historic bridge. Services included topographic and ROW surveying, geotechnical investigations, hydraulic analysis, traffic control plans, community outreach, bridge design, permitting, construction documents, construction administration, and resident engineering services.

McLaren Helps Design Reconfiguration to Maryland’s First DDI

The Cordish Company selected McLaren Engineering Group, of Baltimore to design the improvements to Maryland’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). The MD 295 / Arundel Mills Blvd. interchange will be reconfigured into a DDI, a traffic solution that has worked around the country to improve traffic flow and efficiency.

The Cordish Companies assembled a team of expert Maryland-based contractors and engineers to develop the best solution to improve traffic flow in the area.

Design-Build Speeds Repair on New York Route 42

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Thanks to an executive order from New York’s governor, the New York State Dept. of Transportation is using design-build on emergency reconstruction of six miles of state Route 42. The Catskills-area stretch suffered flooding during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Restoring Route 42 for Ultster and Greene counties by February is a top priority, says NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) issued Executive Order 19, allowing NYSDOT to use design-build.

Project of the Year: Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge/Walkway Over the Hudson

The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, Pre-Construction

SOURCE: New York Construction · PUBLISHED: December 2010